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Postal worker says leaking package from Yemen made him seriously ill
NY Post ^ | 13/5/12

Posted on 05/13/2012 11:33:13 AM PDT by Eleutheria5

ORLANDO, Fla. — A postal worker says a mysterious leaking package from Yemen has left him seriously ill, but the U.S. Postal Service denies the package ever existed. The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, in a story printed in Sunday's Miami Herald and The Ledger of Lakeland, reported that Jeffrey A. Lill suffers from extreme fatigue, tremors, and liver and neurological problems. The symptoms are consistent with toxic exposure, problems that he said began after he handled the leaking package on Feb. 4, 2011. The center tracked down co-workers who said that they saw and smelled the package and that Lill, now 44, acted to protect them. The missing package has created a mystery — and determining what was in it, if it existed, could be the key to curing Lill.

"I think they've just been protecting themselves," said George Chuzi, a Washington lawyer helping Lill and his family pressure USPS to investigate. "If we're right, they didn't do something they were supposed to do." USPS denies that Lill was exposed to a potentially toxic package. Postal service officials declined comment when contacted by FCIR, but in a March 9 letter to Chuzi, USPS lawyer Isabel M. Robison acknowledged that a harmless spill had occurred on Feb. 2, 2011. But she said nothing was spilled on Feb. 4, 2011. "A review of Postal Service records and multiple inquiries at both the Area and District levels has confirmed — as we previously indicated — that there was no hazardous spill on February 4, 2011 at the Orlando" mail processing center, she wrote. But Lill and his co-workers Paz Oquendo and Yolanda Ocasio told a different story. Oquendo said she smelled the noxious odor first, which was coming from one of the large mailbags hanging near the package-conveyor belts.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Florida; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 201102; 20110202; 20110204; mail; ocasio; oquendo; orlando; pazoquendo; postal; postalworker; postoffice; suspiciouspackage; toxicpackage; usps; wmd; yemen; yolandaocasio
Remain calm. You are perfectly safe. Bush dood it.
1 posted on 05/13/2012 11:33:18 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Obviously a Republican plot so Bush can trade blood for oil.


2 posted on 05/13/2012 11:38:56 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Eleutheria5

Sounds like someone didn’t want to do a bunch of paper work and hazmat clean up.


3 posted on 05/13/2012 11:53:06 AM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: Eleutheria5

4 posted on 05/13/2012 12:01:29 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Does Yemen even have oil?


5 posted on 05/13/2012 12:26:04 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: pops88

that would be abour right


6 posted on 05/13/2012 12:31:20 PM PDT by Gone_Postal
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To: pops88

that would be about right


7 posted on 05/13/2012 12:31:35 PM PDT by Gone_Postal
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To: Gone_Postal

There’s also the fact that the war on terror is over, and therefore there can be no terrorism. Any terrorist act will be swept under the rug and forgotten. Same thing happened in Cuba after syphilus was eradicated. Anyone caught with syphilus from then on was a counter-revolutionary pretending to have syphilus, and their symptoms were ignored as yanqui propaganda.


8 posted on 05/13/2012 12:40:43 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I once offered to donate a pint of o positive for a gallon of gasoline, but the attendant chased me away with a stick./joking, of course.


9 posted on 05/13/2012 12:42:48 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
I'm sure the clerk at the Yemeni post office asked the sender “Does this parcel contain anything liquid, fragile, perishable, or potentially hazardous?”.

And, of course, the sender replied "No".

So, there couldn't possibly be a problem.

10 posted on 05/13/2012 1:18:25 PM PDT by moovova (OBAMA: The first US President to come out of the closet.)
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To: Eleutheria5

There’s nothing to see here, let’s move on.

/sarcasm tag for those who doubted.


11 posted on 05/13/2012 1:20:12 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: moovova

You are correct, the terrorists didn’t declare anything hazardous so there’s nothing to worry about.


12 posted on 05/13/2012 1:21:35 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Does being designated “disabled” in the last couple years of your employment jack up federal employee retirement payments the way it does for police and firemen?


13 posted on 05/13/2012 2:14:07 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Trod Upon
No. What does happen is enormously complicated, but it's nothing like those municipal disability retirement situations.

I guess I was pretty lucky over the years. I was only in the vicinity of a bomb that actually blew up once. And that was just a Mormon to Mormon missive over some woman out in Provo.

You know how they do ~ and if you don't if you put Romney in the White House you'l learn all about their strange folkways ~ bombs being one of them.

14 posted on 05/13/2012 2:21:40 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Eleutheria5
"Oquendo said she smelled the noxious odor first, which was coming from one of the large mailbags hanging near the package-conveyor belts."

And they opened this bag themselves?

15 posted on 05/13/2012 2:44:01 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Eleutheria5

This is the first time I’ve ever heard of the PS sweeping a suspicious package under the rug. They usually take them seriously and turn them over for investigation, even porno and illegal drugs that don’t physically harm the handler.


16 posted on 05/13/2012 3:03:52 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: muawiyah

Well I’ve had more than enough of the bisexual Marxist Muslim, so I’m willing to take a chance on the dull corporate Mormon guy. As for the bombing you referenced, I’m not getting what Mormonism specifically had to do with it? It occured between Mormon individuals, ok, but so what? Love triangles have led to all kinds of different murder methodologies. Where did the religion and presidential politics come from, anyway? I was just wondering whether there was possibly a grifter padding his retirement angle to the USPS mystery toxin story.


17 posted on 05/13/2012 3:47:28 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Trod Upon

it’s a cultural value i am sure ~ certainly nothing in the Book of Mormon about it although they didn’t have gunpowder back in those days either.


18 posted on 05/13/2012 4:07:15 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Trod Upon
oh, the bomb blew up in the post office ~ where i was ~ and had been standing just moments before.

That sort of thing just never leaves you.

Getting hurt by mail is a postal risk ~ and things do happen.

19 posted on 05/13/2012 4:10:01 PM PDT by muawiyah
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